SA TROTS - HRSA Board Appointment


Harness Racing South Australia (HRSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Marketing Director, Mr Chris Illman. A born and bred South Australian, Mr Illman enters the HRSA Board with over 20 years’ experience in branding, marketing, reputation management, and business operations skills. Furthermore, Mr Illman has a wealth of enthusiasm and a desire to collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure future growth and sustainability.

The industry welcomes the appointment of a specialised Marketing Director as a direct result of feedback from industry leaders and the IAC. This marks a significant growth point for the industry, with HRSA Chair, Ms Emma Grigson, stating “the appointment of a talented, experienced, and enthusiastic Marketing Director to the Board of HRSA is an indication of the commitment we have to further growing our great sport in SA. Mr Illman will bring a new perspective as to how we can realise our full potential and keep our sport viable long-term”.

Mr Illman will complement the current Board skills and is likely to head up a new committee focused on future projects, growth, and promotion of the industry.

Chris is an experienced and highly respected individual who will be of immense benefit to the current Board, and I look forward to working with him”, Ms Grigson said.


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(08) 8285 0700 •